Obituary Notices and Memorials


WILSON, Don H. 87, of Palmdale passed away June 30, 2012. Don was born in Napa, California, and had been a resident of the Antelope Valley since 1985. He served in the Navy from 1943 thru 1946, and was President of the Democratic Club of the High Desert in 1994, Vice Chair of the 36th Democratic Assembly District in 1995, and member of the L.A. Democratic Committee. Don loved fishing, bowling, traveling, gambling and visiting his grandchildren. Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Zella, four children: Don F. and Ronald and daughters Donna Parks and Marie Bundy, as well as six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Don is preceded in death by his parents: Grace and Henry, his daughter Wendy, brothers: Kenneth and his identical twin Dick, and sister Doris. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., with a vigil at 6 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, both at Halley Olsen Murphy, Palmdale. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Father Serra Parish in Quartz Hill. Interment will be at 12:30 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hoffman Hospice.

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